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Town Talk II

by Ron Carr

As of this week about 250 people have registered for the all-school reunion to be held September 19 during Maize Days. They have extended the deadline to register to September 10. Send your $15 to register to Marca Herring, Friona Interbank, PO Box 549, Friona 79035. Put your graduation year on your check. There is a Facebook page, Friona Ex Students & Teachers for more info.

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It appears the senior parents night will be held Friday September 4 at the Chiefs vs. Abernathy home game. The opening game will be August 28 vs. Olton. Cargill will be serving free hamburgers and the Noon Lions will be serving their world famous fries free also.

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Friday August 21 the Chiefs will scrimmage Sundown here. The JV will begin at 6:00 p.m. followed by the varsity at approximately 7:00 p.m. Come on out and get a head start on the football season.

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Monday August 24 is Meet the Chiefs & Squaws night, 7:00 p.m. at Chieftain Field. Come meet the 2015-16 FHS athletes as school begins. DairyMax will be providing free ice cream sandwiches.

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Who celebrated 39th wedding anniversaries? Carolyn and Kevin Wiseman plus former residents Janet and Greg Burleson. Larry and Carolyn Paiz, also former residents, observe their 27th anniversary August 27. If you or someone you know has an anniversary to share please let us know.

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Dove season begins September 1. I read an article recently that doves are going to be plentiful. They said the dove population was around 30 million. How does anybody even know that? Good luck dove hunters. Get a license.

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Last week in the paper I said the Parmer County tax rate was to be .5069. I was wrong and apologize for the error. That was the effective rate. The proposed rate is .5416, about a penny more than last year. Judge Trey Ellis said the appraised value of county property increased about $30 million this year over last. The penny increase should generate an additional $275,000 for the county and help with the courthouse repair.

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Former resident Cathy Spencer underwent emergency brain surgery Monday evening in Lubbock. She was driving home to Spur when she felt ill and pulled into a convenience store parking lot. An off duty paramedic happened to be there and went to her aid getting her to a hospital. Friends said after the surgery she was in a room talking and remembered all that happened. We wish for a full recovery for Cathy.

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The regular cooks for the senior citizen Monday and Thursday meals are taking a couple of weeks off. Some local businesses are filling in though. Xcel Energy and Cargill cooked the meals this week. They provided the food and the seniors got to keep the money. Anybody know who cooks the meals next week let me know and I'll give credit where credit is due.

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City manager Patricia Phipps and assistant city secretary Rosa Mendoza are attending a legislative conference in San Marcos this week.

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Friona Farmers Co-Op Gin annual stockholders meeting is Tuesday August 25 at 7:00 p.m. in the junior high cafeteria. There will be a catered meal and door prizes. Two directors will be elected. Terms of Raymond Hamilton and Kevin Welch are expiring.

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Looks like our main road through town, Highway 60, is getting two more billboards. One is west near 4-Way Pump and the other is at the Hernandez Restaurant. One wonders how many more billboards we need. Since the billboard owners pay the local landowners for the space I reckon it is good for the economy.

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The Book Shoppe, so ably managed by Connie Slagle, will remain open on Thursdays from 9-11 a.m. until it cools off in the fall, then they will move back to the afternoons. Connie says they recently received a large donation of large print books. She also has a large number of sturdy boxes for anyone that wants them. Call her at 265-5811 if you want them. They are in need of children's books. You can donate them at the library.

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School starts Monday. Welcome back teachers, staff, and students. Here is to a great year. We especially welcome the new teachers and coaches. We will do our best here at the Star to keep up with all of the fall activities. Until then!

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